HOME LEARNING IDEAS
BASED AROUND THINKING QUESTION AND CHILDREN'S NEWSPAPER
by PICTURE NEWS
HERE ARE SOME FREE RESOURCES IF YOU GET STUCK :-) - ADDED 2nd April 2020
To help teachers and parents during school closures, we have created free packs of worksheets that children can complete at home with help from a grown-up. The packs contain science, English and maths activities that will have students occupied for hours – sorting, questioning, playing, and most importantly, learning. Simply choose the stage you need, press download and share them with your students.
Handwriting ideas from Penpals for Handwriting
Penpals exercise gym
These videos will get your learners ready for handwriting. Ideal for children aged 3-6 they include exercises to get them ready to write (the owl exercise is our personal favourite!), along with upper and lower case letter animations to help them get their letter formations just right. Share these videos with your learners and get them warmed up and ready for writing.
Cambridge Reading Adventures.
30 days free online access for teachers. A more accessible pupil version to support home reading coming soon. Let me know if you wish to be updated when its available.
There are 3 separate book shelves, chose the relevant stage for your pupils.
· Early for pink to blue bands - These titles are adult led books not decodables.
· Transitional for green to white bands
· Conventional for KS2 bands
Coding club online books.
Teaching and Learning from Home.
PICTURE NEWS - on line assembly / discussion and Thinking Questions :-)
Each week at school we put up a Thinking Poster for the children to consider and respond to, and sometimes I include it in the week's WORSHIP.
Due to the LOCKDOWN this company has created weekly online videos about these THINKING POSTERS. The children can watch them and discuss the thinking question instead of responding in school.
Here are some of the questions discussed:
Who's job is it to protect the animals in the Wild?
Can you think of ways you can keep positive during difficult times?
So here is the link for you to have a look at:
OXFORD OWL - ONLINE BOOKS - you do need to register
Then you and your children can access loads of ONLINE BOOKS :-)
SEE BELOW FOR LINK TO ONLINE LIBRARY (Once you have registered)